Modern & Contemporary African Art | and CCA Lagos Benefit Auction

Modern & Contemporary African Art | and CCA Lagos Benefit Auction

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Property Sold to Benefit The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos)

Moses Zibor

Charley The Barber

Lot Closed

March 22, 03:18 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details


Moses Zibor



Charley the Barber

signed and dated 2020 (lower left)

oil on canvas

69 by 60cm., 27¼ by 23½in.

Please note that the correct dimensions for this work 69 by 60cm., 27¼ by 23½in.

Donated by the artist

"Our footprints are all we leave behind after we are gone."

"Charley the Barber was a hard-working Ghanaian immigrant in my neighbourhood in Nigeria in the ’80s. Charley is a common name in Ghana, which means 'my friend' or 'my brother'. People came from near and far to seek his service due to his hard work and skills. I felt it fitting to honour Charley in one of my paintings as one of my role models growing up. His covered eyes signify that he is focused on his goals to be among the best and free from distractions in attaining this goal."

Moses Zibor, who started painting and drawing at the age of 7, is a man of many parts—model, actor, musician, footballer, physiologist, energy therapist, philanthropist, artist. He is a Kazakhstan-based artist from Bayelsa State who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother. He graduated as a first class student from Yaba college of Technology in Yaba, Lagos in 2008, and immediately began a full time career as a professional painter engaging in many different art shows and exhibitions around the world.

Despite a burgeoning career, Zibor took a 10 year hiatus from the world of art in 2010 to pursue another passion of his—football. In 2020, a resurgent Moses Zibor was armed with elegantly rendered figurative paintings, pictorial essays, and essays of contemporary men and women. His art is alive with power, colour, and vibrancy that seemed to have only intensified with his time away from the canvas.